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Peridot | Boca Raton, FL The Birthstone of August   Peridot is the August birthstone and the 16th anniversary gemstone. It is believed to derive from the Arabic word ‘faridat’ meaning ‘gem’, some scholars agree the word peridot is rooted in the Greek word ‘peridona’ which means ‘giving plenty’. This may explain why peridot is associated with prosperity and good fortune.    Peridot History & Formation  The peridot birthstone is the gem variety of the mineral olivine: found in peridotite rock from the Earth’s upper mantle. It's bright green color comes from iron deposits in the mineral. Peridot is known for being formed under extreme...

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Jewelry Repair Boca Raton, FL When you’re unable to wear a piece of jewelry because it is broken or in bad condition, you need an expert in jewelry repair to take care of it. Look no further, Devon's Diamonds & Decor, our family of fourth-generation jewelers handles jewelry repair in Boca Raton. From ring sizing to jewelry restoration, we provide our customers with top-notch personalized service.  Jewelry Repair / Watch Repair Services in Boca Raton When you visit Devon's Diamonds & Decor, you can expect a wide variety of services for jewelry repair and watch repair in Boca Raton, including:    Jewelry Repair Services refurbishing polishing...

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Gold Jewelry | Boca Raton, FL What to Know When Buying Gold Jewelry Gold is one of the most traditional and sought after metals in jewelry. When buying gold jewelry, you have to make sure to take into consideration your preference for the color of gold and its gold content. This article takes a closer look at the different options you have when it comes to buying gold jewelry.   Gold Purity & Markings Karat is the system used to describe the percentage of pure gold that an item contains. The first thing to look for when buying gold jewelry, is the karat quality mark that is stamped on...

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Rubies | Boca Raton, FL The Birthstone of July         "The ruby encloses the brilliant red of the clouds of evening." - Charles Blanc   The ruby is the birthstone for July and the gem for the 15th and 40th anniversaries. The name “ruby” comes from rubeus, the Latin word for red. In ancient Sanskrit, ruby translated to ratnaraj, which meant “King of Gems.” These gems have been treasured throughout history. Ruby History Rubies were discovered over 2,000 years ago and traditionally are said to have protective powers. Early cultures treasured rubies for their similarity to the redness of the blood...

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Engagement Ring Styles | Boca Raton, FL Need help choosing the perfect engagement ring?  From traditional to modern, the setting you choose should reflect the personal style of your soon-to-be fiancé. This article was written to help guide you through the different setting styles that we have found to be the most popular.  The following make up the top categories of engagement ring setting styles: Solitaire, Halo-Style, Three-Stone, Diamond Accented and Vintage-Inspired.   Solitaire Engagement Ring Setting A solitaire engagement ring has one single diamond in the center. It gives the opportunity to show off the diamond in a setting that will never go out of...

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